Reclycled Re-Seen. Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap

The focus of this volume (and the associated traveling exhibition) is the increasing tendency of the world’s folk artists to utilize the discards of our industrial and postindustrial consumer world as materials for their creations. In 11 essays, various scholars discuss topics ranging from the renowned history of the development of steel drum bands in the Caribbean to lesser-known examples of “recycled” art from India, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. The whimsical nature and surprising practicality of many of the objects depicted make the accompanying photos a visual delight.

Text: Cerny Charlene, Seriff Suzanne. cm 22,5×30; pp. 208; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996.

ISBN: 9780810926668| 0810926660

ID: AM-2150

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The focus of this volume (and the associated traveling exhibition) is the increasing tendency of the world’s folk artists to utilize the discards of our industrial and postindustrial consumer world as materials for their creations. In 11 essays, various scholars discuss topics ranging from the renowned history of the development of steel drum bands in the Caribbean to lesser-known examples of “recycled” art from India, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. The whimsical nature and surprising practicality of many of the objects depicted make the accompanying photos a visual delight.

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